The New York Yankees just keep on tacking on victories. On Sunday afternoon, New York wrapped up a sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 5-4 victory.
After blanking the Tigers 13-0 and 3-0 over the first two games of this series, New York had to sweat it out a bit on Sunday. Detroit held a 2-0 lead through four-and-a-half innings of play before Joey Gallo got into one and lifted it into right for a two-run homer, tying it at two in the bottom of the fifth.
New York would take its first lead of the day on a sac fly by D.J. LaMahieu, scoring Gleyber Torres in the seventh inning. However, a bullpen that had been so good for so long, didn’t live up to the billing on Sunday. RBI base hits by Miguel Cabrera and ex-Met Javier Baez gave Detroit a 4-3 lead. In fact, Kody Clemens, the son of controversial ex-Yankee Roger Clemens, scored the go-ahead run for the Tigers on the Baez single in the eighth.
The Yankees needed a bit of a miracle, and they got it in the bottom half. First Anthony Rizzo was hit by a pitch. Then a throwing error by Detroit’s Harold Castro, who tried to throw out Rizzo running down the first base line, skipped away from the catcher allowing Rizzo to score the tying run. Torres reached second base on a Fielder’s Choice.
Rizzo's journey around the bases ties us up 🙌 pic.twitter.com/HzPOkuI8Na— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 5, 2022
Finally in the tenth inning, the man at the center of controversy a few weeks ago became a hero overnight. Josh Donaldson made his return to the lineup, and proceeded to drive the winning run home on a sac fly to left, deep enough to score Aaron Judge.
A Walk-Off W to wrap up the homestand 👏 pic.twitter.com/meIFBRZiAp— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 5, 2022
The Yankees (39-15) are on pace to win over 110 games at this rate. They will face Minnesota on Tuesday.